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Easy Knit Scarf Pattern for Beginners

This free pattern for an easy knit scarf for beginners started life as the Bisectional Scarf, which I designed when I was appearing on Hochanda TV in the UK a few years back. I wanted something that even entry level knitters could make while using the luscious worsted weight yarn from Zen Yarn Garden.

Free Knit Pattern East Striped Garter Stitch Scarf with Fringe 1

The scarf is knit flat from side to side, all in knit stitch which leaves a striped pattern on one side and a more multi-colored pattern on the other. The fringe is created as you knit, making finishing a snap, and there are NO ends to weave in – which might be the very best part!

Free Knit Pattern Easy   Fringed  Scarf 2

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Finished Size: 88”/223.5 cm x 6”/15cm, excluding fringe


Three coordinating skeins Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Worsted (100g/160m; 75% merino wool/15% cashmere/10%polyamide). Label each one A, B or C.

Circular knitting needle 29”/73.5cm in length or longer, size 7/4.5mm. Achieving gauge is not critical for this pattern. Scarf is knit flat but the length of the circular needle is required to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Gauge: 14 sts x 28 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st. Gauge not critical for this pattern as long as you have a pleasing fabric.

NOTE: Knit the first st of every row beginning with Row 2 as follows:
K2togfb – knit two together front and back – knit 2 sts together, do not push off left hand needle, knit 2 together through back loops of those same 2 sts, push off left hand needle.


K – knit

Rep – repeat

Free Knit Pattern Easy Fringed Striped Scarf


With A, cast on 308 sts with long tail or similar cast on.

Row 1: With A, knit, drop A, but do not end off.

Row 2: With B, leaving a yarn tail at the beginning at least 8”/20.5cm long, k2togfb, knit across.

Row 3: K2togfb leaving a loop of yarn at least 8”/20.5cm long, knit across. Drop working yarn but do not end off.

Rows 4 – 5: With C, rep Rows 2 – 3.

Rows 6 – 7: With A, rep Row 3 twice.

Continue on in pattern as established, leaving a 8”/20.5cm loop at the beginning of each row, beginning each row with a k2togfb, and changing colors after every 2 rows, until work measures 6”/15cm when slightly stretched, or you are nearly out of yarn. Bind off in last color used.


Cut each loop of yarn at beginning and end of rows evenly in the middle so there are strands hanging instead of loops.
Divide strands into 5 equal or almost equal groups (mine had one extra strand so I incorporated it into the center group) and tie each group in an overhand knot near the knitted edge of the fabric.
Lay fringed end out on a flat surface, make sure all of the strands are untangled, and cut straight across to make sure all tied strands are the same length.

We have some other easy to knit scarf patterns here on the blog – check out the Broken Rib Scarf, the Mistake Rib Scarf, and out most popular knit pattern by a mile, the Fisherman’s Rib Scarf

Free Knit Pattern, Easy  to Knit Striped Scarf, Self-Fringed from Hooked for Life Publishing

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